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Five-Run Third Leads Rams past Vikings

Five-Run Third Leads Rams past Vikings

Northboro, Mass. - The Framingham State University baseball team tallied five runs in the bottom of the third to erase a 2-0 deficit en route to a 6-2 victory over Salem State  at the New England Baseball Complex on Wednesday. The Rams go to 12-11 and 6-3 in the MASCAC while the Vikings dip to 10-11 and 4-5 in conference.

Salem State grabbed the early lead with single runs in the top of the first and third.  In the first, Traverse Briana (Lynn, Mass.), who went 5-for-6 (.833) in the two-game set, plated a run with a single to left and in the third added an RBI double to center.

The Rams got on the board with five in the third.  Senior Aaron Williams (Brockton, Mass.) singled and then scored when classmate Kyle Lippert (Carlsbad, Calif.) belted a two run homer to right.  Senior Kyle Dembrowski (Natick, Mass.) and junior Cory Caraher (Plymouth, Mass.) added RBI singles, while senior Joe Ambrosino (Bradeton, Fla.) scored on a wild pitch.

A sacrifice fly from Ambrosino with the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth accounted for the final run in the game.

Senior Al Wallach (Nahant, Mass.) earned the win on the hill for the Rams going seven innings and allowing two earned runs on seven hits with a walk and eight strikeouts.
Joshua Bell (Uxbridge, Mass.) took the loss for the Vikings going two and two thirds allowing five earned runs on seven hits with a walk and two strikeouts.

Lippert finished the game two-for-four at the plated with two RBI and a run scored, while Caraher also finished the game with a pair of hits. Briana paced the Vikings with three hits in three at bats, while Kyle O'Connor added a pair of hits and scored both runs.

The game was the second game of a MASCAC doubleheader that was started on Tuesday and stopped due to weather. The game was replayed in its entirety due to MASCAC policies.